If you’re a long time follower of mine, you will know that I struggle a lot with how I look. I often write about fitness, my attempts to lose weight and how I feel like I’ve failed by not achieving some of the things I thought I would of by now, but sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and try something new.
I was recently meant to go to an event with Quiz and they very kindly sent over an outfit that I had chosen from their website. I went for something I really wanted to try but maybe wouldn’t have the confidence to just go out and buy as I’m so useless at clothes shopping, but my outfit didn’t fit quite right as it was really low cut and I’m not one for wearing plunging necklines and I didn’t have anything to go under it to make me less self-conscious. I did my hair and makeup, got to Liverpool Street station and had a bit of a freak out that I’d be the only one in my own clothes and got too scared to go along!
I then went home feeling all angry with myself for letting people down last minute. I had to make it up to them somehow, so I thought I’d style the outfit and step out of my comfort zone with a little photo shoot.
I had an event recently in Whitechapel so I thought this was the perfect chance to embrace my inner fashionista, find a quirky backdrop and pose my little heart out!
Right, so maybe I didn’t pose my little heart out as I’m not that confident but I did feel fabulous against the contrasting background! To make myself feel a little more comfortable in the culotte jumpsuit I popped a plain white t-shirt under it so my chest was well hidden and I didn’t fall out! I pair the outfit with a pair of white school shoe style sandals. I got so many lovely comments on what I had on!
I am still far from happy with the way I look and I’m working on that one day at a time but it does help to have clothes you feel good in when you’re not in a great place! This jumpsuit is so comfortable and I really love the print as it makes me feel all summery but in my favourite colour combination! I’ve even bought a little blue and white bow for my hair to match!
Since then I’ve tried the outfit with a striped t-shirt underneath, with light blue socks and red shoes! I did have a red cardigan on to start with too but it got too hot, but I did love this look, maybe even more than the plain t-shirt!
It seems that stepping out of my comfort zone has really worked here!